Cherry-glazed chicken breast and beer-battered zucchini blossoms are two Cityline TV show recipes. The cherry-glazed chicken breast recipe calls for baby zucchini and Swiss chard, whereas the zucchini blossoms are made with basil and mozzarella cheese.Continue Reading
To make cherry-glazed chicken breast, season 4 chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and brown them in 1 tablespoon of hot grapeseed oil on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pan, and add 1/4 cup sliced shallots, 1 chopped garlic clove, 2 cups seeded cherries and 1 1/2 tablespoons thyme leaves. Cook for one minute, and pour in 1 cup red wine. Simmer the mixture until the wine is reduced, and add 1 cup chicken stock.
Bring the mixture to a boil, and simmer it until it reduces by half. Return the chicken to the pan, and bake the chicken at 350 F for 20 to 30 minutes. Saute 2 cups of blanched baby zucchini, the stems from 2 cups of Swiss chard and 1 1/2 tablespoons thyme leaves in 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Once warmed through, add the Swiss chard leaves, and season with salt and pepper. Serve the vegetables with the glazed chicken breasts.
To make beer-battered zucchini blossoms, mix 1/4 cup flour with 1/4 cornstarch, 1/2 cup beer and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cut 1 pound of mozzarella into batons, and stuff 8 to 12 zucchini flowers with a baton and a basil leaf. Twist the flowers around the cheese, and dip them into the beer batter. Deep fry the blossoms at 350 F, season, and serve them with tomato sauce.Learn more about Cooking